New tool: "Microsoft Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server" is ready to resolve your Kerberos/Connectivity issues

  You can download “Microsoft Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server” from here    Microsoft Kerberos Configuration Manager for SQL Server is a diagnostic tool that helps troubleshoot Kerberos related connectivity issues with SQL Server. Kerberos authentication provides a highly secure method to authenticate client and server entities (security principals) on a network.  To use…

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Microsoft® SQL Server® ODBC Driver for Linux V 1.0 is released :)

As you will remember, I had mentioned about Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver in my earlier blog post on October 24th, 2011. It is released 🙂 You can download Microsoft® SQL Server® ODBC Driver for Linux V 1.0 from the link below : http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28160 Enjoy 🙂

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Announcing Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux

Our Principal Group Program Manager Raghu Ram make an announcement about “Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux” in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jdbcteam/archive/2011/10/13/announcing-microsoft-sql-server-odbc-driver-for-linux.aspx

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Download Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server 4.0 CTP! (Community Technology Preview)

Though this CTP release is released on 14th of January, 2011, I noticed that I forgot adding my blog. In case if you haven’t noticed that it’s available already and want to “play” with the 4.0 CTP please download it from here. This technology preview of the JDBC driver added support for Denali. Main features which are…

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Why do you see grayed out GenerateDBDirectMethods checkbox in “TableAdapter Configuration Wizard”

In Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010, you’ve started developing your Data project and let’s say you’re designing your DataSets through Visual Studio’s nice DataSet Designer just by drag/dropping your entities (tables, views) into the designer , from “Server Explorer” that you connected to your SQL Server . If your entity is a “Table”…

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Accessing Excel files on a x64 machine

In the old times while all the CPUs were 32bit, we were happily using JET OLEDB Provider reaching Excel or MDB files for long time without any issues. After we started using x64 CPUs and x64 Windows machines, we noticed that JET OLEDB Provider is not working. The reason for this was x64 Windows operating…

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Why the breakpoints that I set in my “Script Task” (not “Script Component” in the Data Flow *) never hits ?

  Why the breakpoints that I set in my “Script Task” (not “Script Component” in the Data Flow *) never hits ? On a Windows 2008 x64 machine, you’re running SQL Server 2008 x64. Let’s say you added a single “Script Task”; you wrote a very simple MessageBox.Show(“Hello World”); line and put a breakpoint to…

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